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Late yesterday Warner Brothers announced that the Wachowski siblings’ new movie starring Channing Tatum and Mila Kunis, Jupiter Ascending (aka Jackie and Potatohead Do Space), has been kicked from its sweet July 18 opening to February 6, 2015. It’s not surprising. When the tracking data was released for July movies it rated a dismal $18-22 million projection, against an estimated $150 million budget, which is probably a lot closer to $200 million in reality. Full Story
Angelina Jolie is in Shanghai promoting Maleficent. The movie did well at the box office here. And there’s so much money over in China, she has to go get it. Brad Pitt did not join her for the trip. We’ll come back to him later. As you can see, she’s wearing another pair of those custom Louboutins that were made for her for this press tour. Full Story
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Tilda Swinton is shooting a film called Trainwreck in New York which is also how I would explain how her character’s been styled – a trainwreck. Tilda Swinton’s playing Jennifer Aniston. It’s hard to look at. I hate it. It’s making me grumpy. Toronto’s a muggy wet mess today. Full Story
How do you think Prince Charles feels today? Spain’s King Juan Carlos announced this morning that he will abdicate the throne, stepping aside for his son Prince Felipe. Felipe is 46 years old. Charles is 65. And he’s been waiting …forever.
Then again, Queen Elizabeth is decidedly more popular – at least right now – than King Juan Carlos. People are mad at Juan Carlos. And they’re mad at him about money. It’s a lot harder to get over than being perceived to be “insensitive”.
Did you have a good weekend? Angelina Jolie had a great weekend. Angelina Jolie’s Maleficent exceeded box office estimates for a gross of almost $70 million, making it her biggest opening ever. So she’s halfway there. Halfway to what? Well, there’s also Unbroken later this year. And if she can mount an award season campaign on a drama, after Maleficent’s commercial success, it’ll be another one of those I WIN AT EVERYTHING moments that set her apart from everyone else.
Yours in gossip,
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Ryan Gosling’s Lost River was not well received in Cannes. In fact, they sh-t on it. Hard. I noticed too that it was men who were particularly unkind. Which kinda made me laugh. Ryan Gosling. That Guy. The Pillow. The one the girls want to hear right before they fall asleep. Are they tired of Ryan Gosling? Of how women sound when Ryan Gosling comes up? Was Cannes a HAHAHAHAH moment for them? Like, Hey Girl, his movie sucks! “If a $200 haircut and $900 shades were given lots of money to defecate on Detroit, the result would be Ryan Gosling’s directing debut. Full Story
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Johnny Depp’s fiancée is currently shooting a movie in New York with James Franco, The Adderall Diaries. The story is about HIS character, obviously. They look like they get on well. Magazines keep putting her on the cover. With nothing to promote…except the fact that Johnny Depp asked her to marry him. Full Story
It’s been reported that Josh Brolin has been cast as the supervillain Thanos, first teased at the end of The Avengers, and who will likely be the main antagonist of The Avengers 3: Thanos, Finally. I can confirm that first hand—I heard this a few weeks ago, when it was strictly off the record. Full Story
So there’s a rumour going around that Blake Lively is being considered for Bond 24. I think STAR Magazine is behind. And I can understand why this would be an easy make-up-a-story for them. Blake certainly has the assets to be a Bond girl. And it would certainly get her some attention. But the right kind of attention? Blake recently worked on a film called Age Of Adeline. Full Story
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Angelina Jolie is …all of it. A true super star. Perhaps one of the last true super stars. A friend of mine asked me after my interview with her a couple of weeks ago, “Do the molecules in the room change when she’s in it?” Yes. YOU change when she’s in it. But for all that she is… is the Jolie also an embarrassing mom? At the Maleficent premiere the other night, when asked about Maddox walking the carpet on his own and becoming a teenager and starting to date, Angelina revealed that he has a girlfriend. Full Story